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Three quarters of Brits aren’t aware of detrimental tiger farms in Asia

29 July 2016

  • Londoners & millennials most likely to visit attractions with captive tigers which could be fuelling the illegal wildlife trade
  • More than 200 facilities across Asia – many of which are likely to be involved in the illegal trade of tigers like the notorious Tiger Temple; Asia’s most recently renowned tiger farm
  • 86% of those surveyed want to see tiger farms closed
  • WWF is calling for countries to take urgent action to phase out tiger farms
Read Three quarters of Brits aren’t aware of detrimental tiger farms in Asia

WWF CALLS FOR INDUSTRY STANDARDS IN THE GREEN BOND MARKET TO BOLSTER A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

13 June 2016

New research commissioned by WWF and published today, shows that the proliferation of standards, frameworks and guidelines, as well as the diversity of market practices in terms of definitions and requirements for green bonds create complexity and confusion among issuers and investors which could hamper the confidence needed for the green bond market to thrive.
Read WWF CALLS FOR INDUSTRY STANDARDS IN THE GREEN BOND MARKET TO BOLSTER A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

It's time for a national debate about how to protect nature

02 June 2016

Today WWF-UK, along with the RSPB, joins the Prime Minister, David Cameron, at Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve in Essex to discuss what the UK’s membership of the EU means for nature.
Read It's time for a national debate about how to protect nature

AIRLINES CAN MEET CLIMATE GOALS WITHOUT CUTTING ETHICAL CORNERS SAYS WWF

02 June 2016

AS AIRLINE CEOS MEET TO DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE, WWF CALLS ON THE INDUSTRY TO COMMIT TO HIGH QUALITY CARBON CREDITS AND SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE FUELS

Read AIRLINES CAN MEET CLIMATE GOALS WITHOUT CUTTING ETHICAL CORNERS SAYS WWF

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Elephants could disappear from Tanzania World Heritage site within six years

01 June 2016

One of Africa’s oldest reserves could see its elephant population decimated by 2022 if urgent measures are not taken to stem industrial-scale poaching, according to a new analysis by WWF.
 
Read Elephants could disappear from Tanzania World Heritage site within six years

Meat-Free options and ethical standards prove a draw for young UK diners

24 May 2016

Half of millennials (18 – 34 year olds) are more likely to eat out in venues where they are told about where the food on their plate comes from, according to survey results published today.
Read Meat-Free options and ethical standards prove a draw for young UK diners

82% of wildlife rangers have faced death defying duties yet over half feel they don’t have the sufficient equipment, training or support

23 May 2016

Despite battling a global poaching crisis, WWF’s new survey has revealed wildlife rangers feel they lack the necessary equipment, training and support from their governments to protect themselves and many of the world’s most threatened species from poachers. Scores of rangers are injured, and some have died on duty, with six killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and India in the past two months.
Read 82% of wildlife rangers have faced death defying duties yet over half feel they don’t have the sufficient equipment, training or support

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#GiveAHandToWildlife to support the world’s most endangered species

18 May 2016

WWF-UK launches a social media campaign encouraging the nation to #GiveAHandToWildlife in support of their favourite wild animals. The campaign invites the public to show their love for our planet’s amazing wildlife by sharing their animal hand art on social media. The concept is part of WWF’s annual fundraising event ‘Wear it Wild’ taking place on Friday 27th May.
Read #GiveAHandToWildlife to support the world’s most endangered species

WWF WELCOMES UK-LED DRIVE TO ROOT OUT CORRUPT PRACTICES THAT FUEL INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE TRADE

11 May 2016

WWF last night welcomed a UK Government initiative to include wildlife crime as part of international discussions on tackling corruption.  Meeting ahead of the Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Summit on 12 May, representatives of more than 60 countries met at the Foreign Office today to discuss how to eliminate the corruption that fuels the illegal trade in wildlife.
Read WWF WELCOMES UK-LED DRIVE TO ROOT OUT CORRUPT PRACTICES THAT FUEL INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE TRADE

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